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What is the Learning Sciences specialization?

The Learning Sciences specialization is committed to engage deeply in research-informed, research-active, and research-promotive programs for the purpose of improving theories and practices of learning and scholarship within the networks of professional and academic communities that address the potential of current and emerging technologies.

Faculty Members

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Degrees Offered

List of degrees we offer.

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Program Activities

Featured Students & Alumni

Flora Mahdavi

Flora Mahdavi

Flora Mahdavi is pursuing an EdD in Learning Sciences.
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Marcie Perdue

Marcie Perdue is pursuing an EdD in Learning Sciences.
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Kimberley Flood

Kimberley Flood

Kimberley Flood is pursuing an EdD in Learning Sciences.
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Chris Ostrowskiy

Chris Ostrowski

Chris Ostrowski is pursuing a PhD in Learning Sciences.
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Wilian Gatti Junior

Wilian Gatti Junior

Wilian Gatti Junior is pursuing a PhD in Learning Sciences.
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Elaine Kessy

Elaine Kessy

Elaine Kessy is pursuing an EdD in Learning Sciences.
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Nevine Elgazzar

Nevine Elgazzar is pursuing an EdD in Learning Sciences.
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Students give a lesson in technology

Eva Brown

Students give a lesson in technology

Eva Brown flips the classroom, giving pre-service teachers the opportunity to share their know-how.
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Ruth Swart

Ruth Swart, Class of 2015

Learn more about Ruth Swart's experiences in the Doctor of Education program.
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Jenn McKay

Jenn McKay, Class of 2016

Learn more about Jenn McKay's experiences in the Doctor of Education program.
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Lisa O'Neill says her own experiences as a post-secondary student served as a catalyst for her research into the use of media as learning tools in the classroom.

Lisa O'Neill

Personal struggles with learning informed grad student's research

Werklund doctoral student prepares for convocation on Monday.
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Jay Loftus, who received his EdD Monday at the Fall Convocation of the University of Calgary, says finding the right learning tools for medical and dental students is a big key to success in their studies.

Jay Loftus

Werklund grad makes a career of designing the right tools for learning

Jay Loftus studies how the brain changes as students use various digital media.
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Patti Dyjur

Patti Dyjur

Werklund graduate student wins teaching awards

Patti Dyjur received a dissertation award at CSSE conference.
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Programs Offered

PhD

MA

EdD

MEd Specialist
- Learning Technologies - 2017
- Design Based Learning - 2016

MEd Interdisciplinary
- Active Learning Environments: Learning Commons, Maker Space & Design Thinking (Blended) - 2017
- Design Thinking for Innovation (Blended) - 2017
- Knowing and Learning in STEM (K-12 and Post-Secondary) - 2017
- Leading and Learning in a Digital Age - 2017
- Assessment and Measurement - 2016
- Designing Technology-Rich Collaborative Learning Environments - 2016
- Design Thinking for Innovation - 2016

Program Goals

To engage in individual and collaborative interdisciplinary study of learning, including creating, implementing and evaluating the potential of technology for learning;

To facilitate learning sciences approaches within courses and programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels;

To develop academic capacity of graduate students who embrace inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives on learning; and

To promote the understanding and practices of learning sciences in professional and academic communities

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Beaumie Kim

Beaumie Kim discusses her research.

Jennifer Lock

Jennifer Lock discusses Learning Sciences.

Gale Parchoma

Gale Parchoma talks about her research